Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Spring Thyme

I had the delight of reviewing a new book titled Spring Thyme by Bittersweet Walnut Grove.  Bittersweet Walnut Grove is a heart warming project book series sharing crafts and recipes, with sweet memories of priceless farm life from the MidwestSpring Thyme has recipes with ingredients straight from the garden.  Classic comfort foods (gluten-free) to satisfy a hardworking appetite.  It also has prairie tips for garden helpers such as homemade weed killer and plant boost.  There are many instructions to create useful items such as an infant's bib, a garden tool belt, or strawberry sugar scrub.  Other craft projects included are appliques, a stuffed rabbit, and an old-fashioned strawberry pin cushion.  

All recipes, projects, and crafts are centered around the spring season.  The book was a delight through and through with memories of farm life that reminded me of my own farm upbringing.  The book is full of very useful recipes, projects, and crafts.  It is sure to be a favorite you reach for again and again.  

This book series began with the #1 best selling title Winter Thyme created by a Mother and Sister team.  The book is filled with family photos and tips from family members, Kristy from Life n' Reflection, her sister Tiffany, and mother Reta  .  You may get your own copy for Kindle here.  

I couldn't wait to try a recipe from the book!  I made the White Chocolate Strawberries for Easter.  They were a hit!


White Chocolate Strawberries

1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1 tablespoon shortening
8-12 whole fresh strawberries

Wash and dry strawberries

Melt chocolate and shortening in microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stirring each time until smooth.

Dip each strawberry in the melted chocolate by holding onto the leaves.  Make sure to tap off any excess chocolate before placing on wax paper to dry.  Allow to dry for 2 hours.  Store in an air tight container in the fridge.

The strawberries I used were huge.  They were really pretty on the transferware platter for Easter.  

Thank you Kristy for the copy of Spring Thyme!  I can't wait to make more recipes and crafts from the book!  I truly appreciate you letting me review your wonderful book!

I will link this to:
Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm 
Strut Your Stuff Saturday at Six Sisters Stuff 
Homemaking Linkup at Hope In Every Season 
Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky at Your Home Based Mom  
On the Menu Monday at Stonegable 
Rooted in Thyme Simple and Sweet Fridays
A Pinteresting Party  at Tutus & Tea Parties
Home at Rose Chintz Cottage 
Whole Foods Wednesday at Whole Lifestyle Nutrition 
Waste Not Want Not Wednesday at Poor and Gluten Free 
The Weekend re-Treat at The Best Blog Recipes


Unknown said...

The book sounds so interesting! I will have to look for it. my hubby has to eat gluten free so it may also come in handy for that reason. But over-all the book looks facinating. Interesting facts, crafts, etc.

Unknown said...

Thank you Sherry for sharing our newest book on your blog today! I too love the white chocolate strawberries.

In response to Teresa's comment above. My girls and myself have a gluten intolerance and eat gluten free daily. This is why every recipe in our books has a gluten free verison and many are also dairy free. If you love flavor and want simple - our recipes are perfect for the gluten free people in your life.

Thank you again! I can't wait to share your post

Unknown said...

You're strawberries are beautiful! We enjoy re-living memories from the farm in the book too. Thank you for a beautiful book review!

All the Best,

Ann said...

The book and strawberries both look lovely.

The Tablescaper said...

Looks like a great boook.

- the Tablescaper

Amy Kinser said...

The white strawberries look incredible! The book sounds really fun and interesting.

Hydee Pole Photography said...

The strawberries look divine..thanks for sharing the idea. Will see if I could find similar book here.

Unknown said...

These look amazing! And how yummy :)

Mrs. Laura Lane said...

Sounds like a useful book.

Rattlebridge Farm said...

This series sounds heartwarming. Thanks for introducing the titles to me! I wish I had one of your berries right now! Have a great week!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

Mmmm...I can't wait to make these with local berries! YUM!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

This sounds like a book that most of us home makers would enjoy having in our homes. Your white chocolate strawberries look divine! I love white chocolate oftentimes more than the original cocoa. Thank you for sharing at my HOME and have a wonderful weekend, Sherry.


Unknown said...

These look so yummy!!! I'd love for you to link up a few yummy recipes at my weekend link party@The Weekend re-Treat!
on The Best Blog Recipes if you haven't already!

Hope to see you there!


Sarah Coller said...

Adorable...I love those strawberries!